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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: January 23, 2022, 11:55:09 PM »
Dr. Fauci says you may need to get a fourth jab soon.

Yep. So what?

Some people are really scared of needles, poor souls.  :(

Eh, he's an old white southern Republican. He's racist. It's really only a question of degree.

And it was a Freudian slip if the tongue if anything.

It's of course fun to have a laugh at Mitch McConnell's expense, I enjoy that as much as anyone else. But this one has me rolling my eyes. "Old man has tough time with words" is pretty boring. And that's not to say you (and all the talking heads posting about it) are wrong, it's just that there's no way anyone is going to see this through anything other than their already-established political goggles.

So what else is new?

And Biden makes constant gaffes, so there's the whole glass houses and rocks thing too.

Oh for sure, and I've taken aim at him in the past for it too.  His comment that if you don't vote for him "you ain't black" was very cringey and condescending, for example, and somewhere in one of the threads dedicated to him I criticized him for it. And I was the one who brought it up, not a Tom or a Lackey.

But Republicans (modern Republicans, please don't trot out the tired cliche that it was the Democrats who fought for slavery and the Republicans who fought against it 160 years ago, it's just not constructive) have a history of this kind of thing. They keep the racism to themselves for the most part these days but it's there. They are fighting to keep white people in power right now. That's what all these voter suppression measures are all about.

This is beyond "old man has a tough time with words". He said what he meant, he just didn't mean to say what he meant.

That's what everybody's favorite human eel, Mitch McConnell thinks, anyway.

"African-American voters are voting in just as high percentages as Americans."

Yep. Every now and then these assholes say the quiet part out loud.

Let's face it, he really thinks the concerns are misplaced because he doesn't see black people as Americans.

Should be fun seeing Tim Scott's awkward attempt at justifying the comment. The Republicans just love trotting out their token black Senator for damage control in these situations.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 15, 2022, 09:57:20 PM »

He's just being paranoid, right? I mean, why would any organization not want to be associated with a delusional lunatic trying to dismantle our democracy?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: January 14, 2022, 11:09:45 PM »

Putting out a statement to make sure it's understood that a poll showing deep unpopularity for the president is not accurate seems so... Trumpy. She seems to have come just short of referring to the poll as fake news.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 13, 2022, 03:45:41 AM »
Sure. I mean, that ignores all of the judges appointed by Trump who refused to back up his lies, and all of the Republicans that have spoken against the lie, and the fact that not a shred of evidence yet exists to support the lie. But wow, how interesting.
It's telling that you seem to think me pointing this out implies that I grant Trump's screeching legitimacy, or that you need to rush to Joe Biden's defence.

No, I didn't say the election was a fraud, nor do I believe it was (since this apparently needs stating 🙄). I said it was interesting that the only voter group that seems completely convinced is the group that won. If your nation keeps acting like polarising idiots, it's only gonna get more interesting.

Oh, crap. Then I guess I have to agree with you on all points. I totally misinterpreted what you were saying.

You have to understand that I come across many people who would say much what you said and be legitimizing Trump's claims. But in hindsight it was pretty dumb attributing anything like that to you.

As to the larger point, I just don't know what to do about the deeply polarized state of our country. It's frustrating, because as you well recognize, in this specific case anyway, one side is clearly right and one wrong. And the more you try to talk reason to them, the more they tune you out as an elitist communist snob. And if you try ridiculing them they wear it like a badge of honor. It's a fact that I keep bringing up that Rush Limbaugh's fans referred to themselves as dittoheads. It's a badge of honor to them to be a blithering puppet. It's unreal. And I'm not saying this isn't something you see on both sides, but it seems to be baked into being a modern Republican.

As far as Joe Biden I'm only rushing to his defense as a legitimate winner in the last election. I'm not happy with the job that he's doing. I still thank God every day that Trump isn't still in office.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 13, 2022, 01:37:44 AM »
Most Republicans still believe that the election was stolen
What's more interesting is that the only group that's decidedly certain the election was not fraudulent is the group whose candidate won.

Sure. I mean, that ignores all of the judges appointed by Trump who refused to back up his lies, and all of the Republicans that have spoken against the lie, and the fact that not a shred of evidence yet exists to support the lie. But wow, how interesting.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 13, 2022, 12:10:34 AM »
Any day now Trump's going to be reinstated as president.

Surely at this point the only people paying any attention to what this doofus says are liberals like us that are laughing at him. Right?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 07, 2022, 10:41:32 AM »
There have been murmurs that Carlson, too, might run in 2024.
oh my god yes please

My country's constant political misfortune is pretty entertaining to you, huh?  >:(

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 07, 2022, 08:38:27 AM »

"Was it good enough Tucker? Did I satisfy you? Can I take your cock out of my mouth and get off my knees now?"

Flat Earth Investigations / Re: Weather forecasts
« on: December 31, 2021, 10:35:43 PM »
Places like The Weather Channel have been their own worst enemy in terms of public perception of how well they perform their duty of reporting the weather. A few years back, their app rolled out a feature that would send you a notification on your phone letting you know rain would begin in, for example, 10 minutes. The problem with that is, when they send that alert and it's either already started raining OR 10 minutes pass and the rain has not yet begun, it's an immediate reminder that they, yet again, got something wrong. A thing that I didn't even ask them to communicate. A truly self-inflicted wound.

"I'm Karen Smith, it's 68 degrees and there's a" (fondles boobs) "30% chance it's already raining."

Flat Earth Investigations / Re: Weather forecasts
« on: December 31, 2021, 12:57:24 AM »
Thork's OP however, juxtaposing 2 conflicting prediction of what is happening "next week" is a farce.  Yes, its the UK, so its cold one day and warm the next. 

Of course, part of the problem is that however many dollars, how much technology and expertise we throw at a question, some of the population can only understand the answer if its provided on a hand-held as a 125x125 pixel tile from a pay-per-click tabloid site.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that I know more about predicting weather than anyone else who visits this website. I have studied metrology extensively and passed numerous qualifications in the dark art.

I did metrology at A-level geography.
I did it again and in more depth when studying aerospace engineering.

How does having extensive schooling in the science of measurement make you an expert at predicting the weather?

I thought you might have meant meteorology and that it was a typo... but the same typo twice? By someone trying to pass himself off as an expert?

So why does your huge knowledge of metrology lead you to being better equipped to judge matters involving weather prediction?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: December 31, 2021, 12:39:12 AM »
Yep, she's clearly talking about losing the White House in 2024. Actually reading through the quote makes that startlingly clear.

Tom is just being a dishonest, disingenuous troll here and I for one am shocked; it's so out of character!

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 28, 2021, 07:31:39 PM »
Rand Paul agreeing the 2020 election was not stolen while simultaneously showing what a moron he is:

So you steal an election by convincing enough people who can legally vote to vote, then counting the votes? I have to admit, it's dastardly.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: December 27, 2021, 07:57:47 PM »
Quote from: Jared Schmeck
And now I am being attacked for utilizing my freedom of speech

Poor guy, I can't believe this is happening. Just a joke, bro. Stop being so triggered.

Maybe he doesn't understand that attacking someone verbally over utilizing freedom of speech is itself utilizing freedom of speech. But given what he's famous for the intricacies of democracy are probably a bit murky for him.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 26, 2021, 04:16:22 PM »
Yeah, a lot of people seem to want to blame Trump for people's aversion to the vaccine. But he's been expressing pride over the speed with which his administration rolled out the vaccine since day 1. Some crazy Conservative viewpoints have come about independent of Trump and I think this is legitimately one of them. He never wanted to criticize people for not taking the vaccine because he's a kowtowing pussy terrified of doing or saying anything that might cause his followers to view him in a negative light. But he's not the reason for vaccine hesitation in the US. It just feels like he is because he's been behind or instrumental in so much of the other stuff we've come to identify with crazy modern Conservative opinion.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: December 24, 2021, 10:26:56 PM »
A president who's not obsessed with every little thing people are saying about him on social media? It's like a breath of fresh air tbh

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: December 24, 2021, 09:05:03 PM »
Honestly can you imagine the level of chaos if it had been Trump instead? Scary thought.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: December 19, 2021, 10:37:32 PM »
This is what confuses me. He seems to arguing that medicine is a waste of time, which seems particularly stupid.

Yeah, it's been his go-to argument against COVID regulations for a while now, people die anyway so why try to save them. Maybe being terminally ill has skewed his perspective or something.  :(

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